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CURRENT MEMBERS

Below is a list of the masters members actively conducting research at CIRG. Click on each name for more detailed information on the researcher and his/her project.


A van Wyk

M.Sc Started in 2009
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2008

S van Eeden

M.Sc Started in 2009

B Anguelov

M.Sc Started in 2009
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2008

PG Ferreira

M.Sc Started in 2009

T Scheepers

M.Sc Started in 2008

M Riekert

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2007

J Nicholls

M.Sc Started in 2008

T Naidoo

M.Sc Started in 2008

W Matthysen

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2007

L Langenhoven

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2006

M Da Silva

M.Sc Started in 2008

R Vlietstra

M.Sc Started in 2007

M van der Merwe

M.Sc Started in 2007

M Smit

M.Sc Started in 2007

A Rakitianskaia

M.Sc Started in 2007

J Duhain

M.Sc Started in 2007

A Louis

M.Sc Started in 2006

R Klazar

M.Sc Started in 2006

T Cloete

M.Sc Started in 2006

A Hauptfleisch

M.Sc Started in 2006

R Brink

M.Sc Started in 2006

S Allen

M.Sc Started in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

G Pampara

M.Sc Started in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

A Edwards

M.Sc Started in 2005

A Brenner

M.Sc Started in 2005

E Papacostantis

M.Sc Started in 2004
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2003

D Barla-Szabo

M.Sc Started in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

E Dean

M.Sc Started in 2002

W van Heerden

M.Sc Started in 2002

E Basson

M.Sc Started in 1999
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 1998

ALUMNI

Below is a list of previous masters members that conducted research at CIRG. Click on each name for more detailed information on the researcher and his/her project.


M Poggiolini

M.Sc Completed in 2009

F Zablocki

M.Sc Completed in 2008

J Pun

M.Sc Completed

C Naicker

PhD Started in 2007
M.Sc Completed in 2006
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

H Grobler

M.Sc Completed in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

L Messerschmidt

M.Sc Completed

M Neethling

M.Sc Completed in 2008

W Duminy

M.Sc Completed in 2007

J du Plessis

M.Sc Completed in 2005

E Peer

M.Sc Completed in 2005

G Nel

M.Sc Completed in 2005

N Franken

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2004
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

A Graaff

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2003

R Brits

M.Sc Completed in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2000

U Paquet

M.Sc Completed in 2003

G Potgieter

M.Sc Completed in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2001

D van Wyk

M.IT Completed in 2003

A Ismail

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2001

D Rodic

PhD Completed in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 1999

A Adejumo

M.Sc Completed in 1999

MEMBER PROFILE



 Name:

 Daniel Rodic

Portrait photo

 E-mail:

 Daniel.Rodic@namitech.com

 Group(s):

 Multi-Agent Systems
Data Mining

 

 Degree specific information: PhD

 Title:

 Intelligent Distributed Agent Based Architecture, INDABA

 Abstract:

This thesis presents work done on developing a multi-robot system architecture for cooperation. The thesis and the architecture presented herein focuses on two aspects of a multi-robot systems that form INDABA: Hybrid Agent Architecture and Framework for Cooperation. Hybrid Agent Architecture presented here combines the sub-symbolic knowledge representation layered architecture with a symbolic layer that allows for deliberative cooperation and social relationships. In this manner, the best characteristics of both approaches are utilised while their weaknesses are rectified by such a complementary approach. The Framework for Cooperation fully utilises a symbolic portion of the agents participating in the architecture in order to provide a framework for positive interaction - cooperation. The framework caters for heterogeneous agents with not necessarily a common set of beliefs, desires and intentions. From a topological view, the architecture presented in this thesis is a hybrid architecture. There is a central component of the whole system (centralised approach) but it is by no means the controlling component (decentralised approach). The central component of the system has more of a facilitating than controlling role.

 Supervisor / Co-Supervisor:

 AP Engelbrecht

 Thesis:

 Not available for download yet.

 

 Degree specific information: M.Sc

 Title:

 A Hybrid Heuristic Approach for Rule Extraction

 Abstract:

The topic of this thesis is knowledge discovery algorithms. The knowledge discovery process and associated problems are discussed, followed by an overview of three classes of artificial intelligence based knowledge discovery algorithms. Typical representatives of each of these classes are presented and discussed in greater detail. Then a new knowledge discovery algorithm, called Hybrid Classifier System (HCS), is presented. The guiding concept behind the new algorithm was simplicity. The new knowledge discovery algorithm is loosely based on schemata theory. It is evaluated against CN2, C4.5, BRAINNE and BGP. Results are discussed and compared. A comparison was done using a benchmark of classification problems. These results show that the new knowledge discovery algorithm performs satisfactory, yielding accurate, crisp rule sets. Probably the main strength of the HCS algorithm is its simplicity, so it can be the foundation for many possible future extensions.

 Supervisor / Co-Supervisor:

 AP Engelbrecht

 Thesis:

 Not available for download yet.




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